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How to get Camber Alignment right after a lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by avengedkevinfold, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    Alignment after a 5100 lift. Anybody know if there are how to's floating around that are tacoma specific?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    I'll be installing the bilstien 5100s this weekend on my 2011 2wd.

    I've read that getting the camber aligned can be very difficult after a lift (unless I purchase a new UCA). I'm holding off on the UCA for now...

    I think it's the camber that is the most difficult after a lift right?

    Does anybody have any tips on how I can get the camber aligned properly? Any common remedies/tricks?
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    nope just find a decent alingment guy......
    you should be fine
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    One thread for the same question is enuf.

    Take it to a shop equipped to do alignments- A lift time alignment from Firestone costs like 150 bucks. One time is like 50 or 60.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    What is the difference between a lift time alignment and a one time alignment?
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    what he said
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    he meant lifetime alignment.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    OP, I got my truck aligned immediately after I put the lift on, and as everything settled the alignment seemed to go to shit. I ended up doing another about 1 month after the install.

    This is why I think it's a good idea to fork out for the lifetime alignment from Firestone.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    I did....Too many words-It's bad for me.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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